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The MBA Program at Providence College offers four programs of study: Full-Time, Part-Time, 4 + 1,  and Accounting Cohort. Accounting Cohort students follow a specific curriculum while students in the 4 + 1, full-time, or part-time MBA programs all take the same core courses. Because students are all taking the same courses, these three programs provide the option to slow down or accelerate time to degree completion. Students can move from part-time to full-time, or the other direction, easily – allowing for maximum flexibility in meeting individual needs. (Students in the Accounting Cohort Program cannot switch programs.)

Full-Time

The full-time MBA program can be completed in as little as one year. Full-time MBA students typically enroll in three to four courses per term. Students who have completed the nine prerequisite courses can complete the program in one calendar year. Students who still have prerequisites to fulfill can start the program before completing the MBA prerequisites. Depending on how many prerequisite courses the student needs to fulfill, the program can take up to two years full-time to complete.

Please read the Full-Time Sample Program of Study for more details.

Full-Time Sample Schedule

4 months before deadline:Apply to MBA Program
Summer sessions:MBA Internship (MBA 699)
Fall semester:3-4 MBA courses
Winter session:1 MBA elective
Spring semester:3-4 MBA courses
Summer sessions:2 MBA courses
Complete MBA degree

For admissions deadlines and details, visit our Admission page

Part-Time

The part-time MBA program is designed for working professionals who need flexibility to continue their education. Typically, a part-time student takes one to two courses per semester. Students who have completed the MBA prerequisites can complete the MBA program in approximately two years.

Please read the Part-Time Sample Program of Study for more details.

Part-Time Sample Schedule

4 months before deadline:Apply to MBA Program
Summer sessions:MBA Internship (MBA 699) (unless waived) 1-2 courses
Fall semester:1-2 MBA courses
Spring semester:1-2 MBA courses
Summer sessions:1-2 MBA courses
Fall semester:1-2 MBA courses
Spring semester:1-2 MBA courses
Complete MBA
degree

For admissions deadlines and details, visit our Admission page

4 + 1

The 4 + 1 MBA program is specifically designed for Providence College undergraduate business majors and business studies minors to obtain their MBA in one year after graduation. This innovative program enables PC students to be accepted while still pursuing their bachelor’s degree. The 4 + 1 program is designed for students to take three to four classes per academic term for one to one-and-a-half years full-time.

PC juniors or seniors who are interested in the 4 + 1 program are encouraged to follow the posted application deadlines. Priority for admission into the Program will be given to complete applications submitted prior to the dates below. Applications are complete when an application, personal statement, resume, $55 application fee, final transcripts, (2) recommendation forms, and GMAT scores are received. Completed applications received after the deadlines are subject to the rolling admission guidelines and will be reviewed within four to six weeks of the last 4 + 1 decision deadline.

4 + 1 Junior Candidate

The program encourages current PC students to apply during their junior year and complete the MBA prerequisites during their junior year. If admitted into the Program, applicants will begin taking one to two MBA courses during senior year. Students will work with the MBA Program director, their faculty adviser, and the dean of Graduate Studies to determine the appropriate MBA courses to take during senior year. 4 + 1 juniors may complete the remaining MBA courses within one academic year after graduation. Junior MBA applicants should apply to the program by the posted admission deadlines. Please refer to the 4 + 1 Recommended Plan of Study document.

4 + 1 Junior MBA Program Schedule

Junior Year:Apply to MBA Program
Complete MBA pre-requisite courses
Senior Year (fall & spring):1-2 MBA courses*(with permission from PCSB and UG Dean)
Graduate Summer sessions:MBA Internship (MBA 699)1-2 MBA courses
Graduate Fall semester:4 MBA courses
Winter session:1 MBA elective
Graduate Spring
semester:
4 MBA courses
Complete MBA
Program

4 + 1 Senior Candidate

The Program encourages 4 + 1 senior applicants to complete all MBA prerequisite courses during their senior year at PC. Admittance into the 4 + 1 program as a senior does not guarantee MBA completion of the program in one academic year. 4 + 1 senior MBA applicants should apply by the posted admission deadlines. Please refer to the 4 + 1 Recommended Plan of Study document.

4+1 Senior MBA Schedule

Senior Year:Apply to MBA Program
Complete MBA pre-requisite courses
1 MBA Course (for October 1 applicants)*
Graduate Summer
sessions:
MBA Internship (MBA 699) 1-2 MBA
courses
Graduate Fall semester:4 MBA courses
Winter session:1 MBA elective
Graduate Spring semester:4 MBA courses
Graduate Summer
sessions:
2 MBA courses
Complete MBA degree

For admissions deadlines and details, visit our Admission page

*Taking an MBA Course as an Undergraduate PC student

Current undergraduate students admitted into 4+1 or Accounting Cohort Programs may be approved to take an MBA course during their senior year, on a space-available basis. Students admitted to the 4+1 Program are eligible to take an MBA core course or an elective. Students admitted to the Accounting Cohort Program may take their free elective. Interested students must obtain approval from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies.

If taking a Graduate level class as a 5th course:

  • Fill out the Graduate Course Permission Form found here. Obtain your advisor’s signature before obtaining approval from the Office of the Dean. Lastly, obtain approval from the MBA Program Office.

If taking a Graduate level class as a 6th course:

  • Fill out the Graduate Course Permission Form found here. Obtain your advisor’s signature first, then obtain approval from the MBA Program Office. Lastly, obtain approval from the Office of the Dean.

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Contact Information:

Harkins Hall 213
Phone: 401.865.2495
Fax: 401.865.1496
academicdean@providence.edu

Please Note: It is recommended that undergraduates sign up for the appropriate amount of courses at the time of undergraduate registration. If approved to take a graduate level course and space is available, the MBA Program office will drop the student from the specified undergraduate course and register them for the MBA course on CyberFriar.

Accounting Cohort

The one-year MBA Accounting Cohort Program is designed for students with a background in accounting to complete an MBA degree in 13-14 months full-time; summer to summer. The program is designed to prepare students for the CPA and is focused on providing skills for accounting majors to be successful in future positions in management. MBA courses will be designed to address the specific skills needed for accountants to be successful in the business community. Students in this program will complete 12 graduate business courses; 8 core courses and 4 elective courses in 13-14 months as part of a cohorted group of students. The curriculum is designed to be taken as a group, where core classes are designed to encourage team-based learning. Students in this program take all of their core courses, and most of their electives together. The program begins with a summer internship designed to help students use their work experience for class discussion and, then, interweaves both core business courses and accounting electives throughout the program. Students will also engage in an interactive business project or case competition as part of the program. Please refer to the Accounting Cohort Recommended Plan of Study. Please note, that there is limited space available and we will only accept applications for other MBA programs (4+1, FT and PT) when spaces fill. Students who are not admitted to the accounting cohort program may apply to one of the other programs.

Accounting Cohort MBA Schedule

Courses must be taken in this order:

  • Summer term:
    MBA Internship (MBA 699)
  • Fall Semester:
    MBA 651
    MBA 687
    MBA 676
    Elective I
  • Winter Intersession:
    Elective II
  • Spring Semester:
    MBA 611
  • MBA 626
    MBA 689
    MBA 690
  • Summer I term:
    MBA 700
    Elective III
  • Complete MBA degree

For admissions deadlines and details, visit our Admission page